13th February 2010

The beauty of Hogenakkal falls can be best enjoyed at two different periods. During monsoon the huge volume of water provides a panoramic view of the falls. It’s a different show in winter season when the water levels are down; one can experience the ride to the bottom of the falls.

I had seen the monsoon magic with my family before, and this time it was with my Office friends for the coracle ride to the bottom of the falls.

The route we took was through the towns of Hosur, Denkanikota and Anchetty. This short route reduces the distance to Hogenakkal by 70 km!!

At Hogenakkal, we simply ignored the guys who were pestering to have an oil massage and directly went for the coracle ride. The ride into the gorge was an amazing experience.

There was one person who was busy selling eatables in a coracle. What an idea!!

Our major activity of that day was to play in water. The Karnataka side of the river was inviting. The crowd was less and the water was clean. So, we asked the coracle guy to take to that side. We then spent quite an amount of time in water.

Yet another weekend that was nicely spent!!

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